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Submission + - The Nation publishes fake nuclear scare ( 1

mldi writes: The Nation, a Pakistani newspaper, decided to publish a completely false nuclear scare story in what appears to be an attempt to discredit the U.S. government. In a story titled, "US orders news blackout over crippled Nebraska Nuclear Plant: report":

...the Obama regime has ordered a "total and complete" news blackout relating to any information regarding the near catastrophic meltdown of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant located in Nebraska.

According to this report, the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant suffered a "catastrophic loss of cooling" to one of its idle spent fuel rod pools on 7 June after this plant was deluged with water caused by the historic flooding of the Missouri River which resulted in a fire causing the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) to issue a "no-fly ban" over the area.

They go on with other scare tactics such as claiming "an already documented 35% increase in the infant mortality rate for American mothers living in the western coastal regions of the US caused by radiation blowing onto them from Japan".

Who are they really trying to convince, and do you think any Americans would actually buy this?

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